The Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, two of the most iconic mountains in Europe are best attempted outside of the peak summer season. By planning carefully we can avoid crowds which detract from the experience and increase the risk of rock fall. Sometimes sections of the climb can offer more challenge, the reward, to experience the full grandeur of these giants, almost by yourself.
In high season it is better to escape the most popular alpine summits and look elsewhere. There are many overlooked 4000m peaks or just under at 3900m. Many of these summits have exceptional quality routes that rarely see traffic. On these lesser known but equally awesome lines, you can climb in isolation, more often than not just you and your partner.